Porch pirates are out in Kelowna ready to steal your packages, say police

It's peak porch pirate season

It’s high season for porch pirates.

The Kelowna RCMP is urging residents who shop online to be mindful that thieves are lurking.

Delivery companies now routinely drop off even expensive items without requiring a signature, resulting in a surge in theft complaints to police.

“The RCMP is reminding shoppers to think of alternative ways of dealing with your deliveries if you will not be at home during the day,” they said in a news release.

“If possible, shoppers could send their packages to their work address or perhaps to a different mailing address where someone can accept the delivery regardless of time of day. Avoid leaving your online packages waiting on your front porch.”

If you are the victim of a theft, call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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